Suncatchers Scouting Arrow of Light
Parental supervision is recommended
You don't need to be a cub scout to make this Arrow of Light beaded suncatcher. Your kids can make their very own cub award with gold and blue beads.
What you'll need:
- Pattern (see below)
- Drinking straw
- Clear plastic lanyard (Rexlace)
- 161 dark blue transparent beads (7mm)
- 37 yellow transparent beads (7mm)
- Tacky glue
- Suction cup (with a hook or with a slit)
How to make it:
- Cut strips of clear Rexlace, one for every row in the pattern, that are
10 inches long.
- Fold each strip of clear Rexlace in half so that they curve towards each
other. (Rexlace has a natural curl in it.)
- Fold each strip around the straw and string the beads over both layers
of clear Rexlace in the order the beads go on the pattern. Do 1 column at
- After each column is finished, tie a knot at the end.
- Put a drop of tacky glue in each knot to help it stay.
- Let all of the knots dry and then cut off the extra clear Rexlace at the
- Trim the straw so that it is a little longer than the suncatcher on both
- Run a piece of Rexlace through the straw and make a loop to hang the
suncatcher from. Tie a knot at the end and put a drop of glue in the knot.
- Hang it from the suction cup and enjoy!
Make this project and show off your newly earned award in your window. One family displayed theirs in their vehicle's window for the month following receipt of the award.